U.S. captures Greco-Roman team title at 2013 FILA Cadet Pan American ChampionshipsThe U.S. Men's Greco-Roman FILA Cadet Pan American team poses after winning the team title. Photo by Matt Hampton.
Seven United States wrestlers won gold at the 2013 FILA Cadet Greco-Roman Pan American Championships, pacing the USA to the team title Friday, August 9 in Medellin, Colombia. The USA finished with 92 team points beating out Venezuela, 73, and Colombia, 69.
2013 Fargo double champions Daton Fix and Mason Manville won titles at 50 kg and 69 kg respectively.
Christian Jenco at 100 kg, Kaden Gfeller at 42 kg, Paul Bianchi at 46 kg, Kaid Brock at 54 kg and Robert Steveson at 85 kg also won weight class titles for the USA.
"I was greatly impressed by the determination and technical skill demonstrated by each of our athletes" team leader Matt Hampton said. "The guys really took advantage of their initial experience in international competition. They wrestled with great national pride and once the momentum was established the result was Team USA being well represented in the finals."
Brooks Robinson at 76 kg and Myles Amine at 63 kg won silver medals for the USA and Christopher Moreno placed seventh at 58 kg.
2013 FILA CADET PAN AMERICAN WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Medellin, Colombia, August 9-11, 2013
42 kg/92.5 lbs.
GOLD - Kaden Gfeller, USA
SILVER - Emilio Perez, Mexico
BRONZE - Jose Torres, Columbia
46 kg/101.4 lbs.
GOLD - Paul Bianchi, USA
SILVER - Edward Cortes Arcila, Peru
BRONZE - Antony Palencia, Venezuela
50 kg/110.2 lbs.
GOLD - Daton Fix, USA
SILVER - Juan David Villamizar, Columbia
BRONZE - Edwin Canul, Mexico
BRONZE - Samuel Alva Pedragas, Peru
54 kg/119 lbs.
GOLD - Kaid Brock, USA
SILVER - Alejandro Cortes, Colombia
BRONZE - Luigui Diaz Palmer, Peru
58 kg/127.8 lbs.
GOLD - Shalon Villegas, Venezuela
SILVER - Efren Perez, Mexico
BRONZE - Domincan Republic
BRONZE - Nelson Santos Navarro, Peru
63 kg/138.75 lbs.
GOLD - Arturo Martinez, Mexico
SILVER - Myles Amine, USA
BRONZE - Luis Barrios, Honduras
BRONZE - Thiago Santos, Brazil
69 kg/152.1 lbs.
GOLD - Mason Manville, USA
SILVER - Delvis Castro, Venezuela
BRONZE - Raphael Conceicao, Brazil
BRONZE - Jorge Preciado, Mexico
76 kg/167.5 lbs.
GOLD - Saul Jimenez, Mexico
SILVER - Brooks Robinson, USA
BRONZE - Christian David Bravo, Colombia
85 kg/187.3 lbs.
GOLD - Robert Steveson, USA
SILVER - Deivis Infantes, Venezuela
BRONZE - Guilherme Dias, Brazil
100 kg/220.4 lbs.
GOLD - Christian Jenco, USA
SILVER - Juan Esteban Atehortua, Colombia
BRONZE - Pedro Nascimento, Brazil
U.S. Greco-Roman Results
42 kg/92.5 lbs. - Kaden Gfeller, , Jones, Okla., Heritage Hall High School
WIN Emilo Perez (Mexico)
WIN Jose Torres (Colombia)
WIN Ronaldo Diaz (Venezuala)
46 kg/101.4 lbs. - Paul Bianchi, Two Rivers, Wis., Two Rivers High School
WIN Camillo Diaz (Colombia)
WIN Anthony Palencia (Venezuela)
WIN Arcila E. Cortes (Peru)
50 kg/110.2 lbs. - Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla., Charles Page High School
WIN Edwin Canul (Mexico)
WIN Duran Tejada (Dominican Republic)
WIN J. Villamizar (Colombia)
54 kg/119 lbs. - Kaid Brock, Stillwater, Okla., Stillwater High School
WIN Leandro Pardo (Argentina)
WIN Alejandro Cortes (Colombia)
WIN Alfre Brito (Venezueala)
WIN Luigui Diaz Palmer (Peru)
58 kg/127.87 lbs. - Christopher Moreno, Hialeah, Fla., Miami Pace High School
LOSS Nelson Santos Navarro (Dominican Republic)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Myles Amine, Novi, Mich., Detroit Central Catholic
WIN Lucio Ismael (Argentina)
WIN Luis Berrios (Honduras)
LOSS Arturo Martinez (Mexico)
69 kg/152 lbs. - Mason Manville, Blairstown, N.J., Blair Academy
WIN Junior Sinisterra (Colombia)
WIN Raphael Conceicao (Brazil)
WIN Delvis Castro (Venezuela)
76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Brooks Robinson, Mapleton, Utah, Maple Mountain High School
WIN Jhonny Betancourt (Venezuela)
WIN C. Bravo (Colombia)
WIN Carlos Espinosa (Peru)
LOSS Saul Jimenez (Mexico)
85 kg/187.4 lbs. - Robert Steveson, Las Vegas, Nev.
WIN Guilherme Dias (Brazil)
WIN Diego Sanchez (Peru)
WIN Deivis Infantes (Venezuela)
100 kg/220 lbs. - Christian Jenco, Mahwah, N.J., Bergen Catholic High School
WIN Juan Borges (Venezuala)
WIN Pedro Nascimento (Brazil)
WIN Remzo Villegas (Peru)
WIN J. Atehortua (Colombia)